Wood Road, Ashill, Ilminster, TA19

Guide price

Bedrooms: 5
An outstanding residential holding centred upon a detached Grade II Listed farmhouse occupying a delightful rural position, a range of farm buildings together with adjoining pasture. EPC=G

Lot 1 extends in total to about 71.05 acres.

Caige Bush Farm extends in total to about 122 Acres and is offered for sale by private treaty either as a whole or in lots as follows:-

Lot 1: Farmhouse, Farm Buildings & Pasture Land extending to about 71.05 Acres - Guide Price £1,300,000

Lot 2: Pasture / Arable Land extending to about 50.95 Acres - Guide Price £500,000

Having been in the same ownership for three generations since 1921 the sale of Caige Bush Farm represents a rare opportunity to acquire a versatile residential holding occupying a delightful and yet readily accessible position within an extremely sought-after part of rural South Somerset.

The farmhouse is Grade II Listed and understood to date from the early 19th century being constructed of local lias stone rubble, rendered on the front elevation together with a clay pantiled Mansard roof. Whilst currently occupied as two separate dwellings and is in need of modernisation throughout, this adaptable property has potential either as a single dwelling, a continuation of two units for those seeking an income or perhaps for multigenerational living or alternatively, there may be scope for enlarging the accommodation by converting further space in the adjoining barn (subject to planning).

The property is complimented by a range of farm buildings which are of modern style construction having served the livestock farm with cattle housing together with fodder and machinery storage.

The excellent combination of house, buildings together with adjoining pasture provide an excellent setting to the house and afford considerable agricultural and amenity appeal.

Caige Bush Farm extends in total to about 122 Acres and is offered for sale as a whole or in up to two lots as detailed in these sale particulars.

Lot 1

Caige Bush Farm extending in total to about 71.05 Acres. A Grade II Listed farmhouse, currently split into two units, affording scope for modernisation or possible enlargement, subject to planning, occupying a private position. For room dimensions please refer the accompanying floor plan.


Pasture extending in total to about 50.95 Acres

Situated to the west of lot 1 and being accessed off Barrington Hill Road, this comprises a further parcel of level and gently sloping pasture with a single field having been in arable rotation for the 2022 season. Please note that in the event that lot 2 is sold separately the purchaser will be required to install a new gateway into the southern most field NG3605.

In all lot 2 extends to approximately 50.95 acres and is shown colored blue on the accompanying plan.


The property is of freehold tenure with the benefit of vacant possession of all parts, subject to any rights of holdover which may be required, depending upon the date of completion.


Understood to be mains electricity, mains water (metered) and private drainage. Please note that a treatment plant for the house is due to be installed by the vendor.

The farm currently benefit from a metered mains water supply. In the event of the farm I sold in lots the water supply will remain with Lot 1. The purchaser of Lot 2 will be required to install a sub meter and to reimburse the purchaser of Lot 1 for all water consumed.


These are believed to comprise local Council Tax on the farmhouse (Band C) (referred to as Adjoining Caige Bush Farm) and the Cottage (Band B), together with the usual service and environmental charges.


All fixtures and fittings, unless specifically referred to within these sale particulars are otherwise expressly excluded from the sale of the freehold and will be removed by the vendors or their agents prior to completion.


The current use of the farm buildings is agricultural although there may be scope for prospective purchasers to consider alternative uses, subject to obtaining the necessary planning consent from South Somerset District Council.


We understand that a public footpath passes through the farm buildings and across NG6646 & NG8843 on lot 1 together with the entrance track for lot 2.

The property is offered for sale subject to and with the benefit of all matter contained in or referred in the property charges register of the registered title together with all public and private rights of way, wayleaves, easements, and other rights of way whether specifically referred to or not.


The Vendors will be claiming and retaining the basic payment on the land for 2023 and the Purchaser(s) will be required to farm the land in accordance with the cross compliance regulations until the 31st December 2023. Entitlements under the Basic Payment Scheme are not included in the sale. These may however, be available by separate negotiation subject to the purchaser providing their necessary business details in writing and being responsible for the agent's fee of £350 plus VAT in preparing the transfer paperwork.


The property will be offered for sale as a whole or in up to two lots as detailed within these sale particulars. The right is reserved however, to alter or amend the proposed lotting and prospective purchasers shall make no objection to any such changes.


Photographs taken during the summer of 2022.

Please note that lot 2 will not be sold off in isolation until a sale of lot 1 is agreed.


All persons wishing to view the property do so entirely at their own risk. Neither the Vendors or their Agents will be held liable for any damage or injury that may occur when interested parties are visiting the property. A working farm is a potentially hazardous environment and for prospective purchasers own personal safety, please be vigilant when viewing the farm, particularly around the farmyard and in fields containing stock.

All potential purchasers are asked to observe the country code and close all gates.

We would further note that it is suspected, although impossible to determine without expert assistance and analysis, that the fibre cement sheets used in the construction of some of the buildings may contain asbestos.

Caige Bush Farm occupies an enviable position at the end of a no through road. The property is situated approximately 2 miles to the west of Ashill which provides a thriving local community whilst the town of Ilminster lies approximately 4.5 miles to the south east and provides a good range of everyday shopping, educational and banking facilities.

The county town of Somerset, Taunton lies approximately 9.5 miles to the north west affording an extensive range of commercial, educational and recreational facilities befitting those of an important regional and administrative centre, together with a wide range of primary, secondary and further education facilities including three noted public schools.

Despite its rural position the property enjoys easy access to the surrounding districts and further afield with access to the A358 at Ashill and M5 motorway available at Taunton (J25). Train links to London (Paddington) are also available from Taunton.

The property is well positioned within its own plot with ample parking to the east and west of the dwelling together with generous gardens lying to the south. Situated to the north west of the dwelling are a range of farm buildings principally designed for the running of the livestock farm and these may now be further described as follows: 8 bay timber framed covered yard with feed passage and overhang (12.10m x 36.00m),

8 bay timber framed covered yard with feed passage and overhang (10.47m x 36.00m),

5 bay steel framed covered yard with concrete yards to front and rear with slurry store and lean-to machinery/fodder store to side,

4 bay timber framed fodder/machinery store

Timber and GI Machinery store with adjoining work shop, Stone, GI & Tile store

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